Naomh Conaill GAA club - in association with Glenties Community Action Group - are running a fundraising Lord Mayor of Glenties campaign.
There are four candidates in the running - current Mayor James Gallagher, Eileen Gallagher, Brian Bean Boyle and Philip ‘Phildy’ Gallagher.
Jimes Gallagher is currently in Australia on a tourism and fact finding mission. He is hoping to retain the chain and is actively seeking support in the land down under.
“When I was elected Mayor, I was the youngest Mayor in Ireland so it’s important to me ‘to retain the chain’ Tazetta mink farm are sponsoring us, and I always thought I’d look good in a fur coat”.
Eileen Gallagher is the only female in the running, and she is hoping to put in a strong performance.
“I’ll be looking for the slightly older crowd in supporting my campaign, especially among the dancers as I’m a brilliant dancer,” she said.
Brian Bean Boyle is the youngest candidate and is a resident DJ in Wee Leo’s.
“I’m hoping all the lovely ladies will support my campaign as I can guarantee them if I win, I’ll need a first lady, so ladies beware,” he said. The final candidate is the well-known, Philip Phildy Gallagher, he’s aiming for the middle aged vote. “I like to work out a lot (in the bog) and as you can see from my great physique, my body is a temple.”
The campaign is sponsored by Tazetta mink farm, who employ over 30 people and in these recessionary times, it’s great to see a business that’s local and who are supporting the local community, and this is very much appreciated.
The list of events that each candidate is running will appear on posters and on the Naomh Conaill GAA club facebook page and website, also on Glenties community action group facebook page and Glenties.ie.